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Flex goes Geo – 3D globe Poly9 FreeEarth

Posted by Charles | May 11, 2007 | Comment

Location matters. Geo matters. Google starts a new Google Earth blog called Google LatLong. And they might claim the word “GeoWeb”.  This is all good for Flash because who can do visualization better? Here is a new prove, FreeEarth from Poly9. They created this 3D Globe, I believe is in Flex. Of cause they say it’s a cross-browser, cross-platform 3D globe which does not require any download. They even have JavaScript API so that developers can embed the globe into their own sites.  

Sun JavaFX demo – comparing to Flash

Posted by Charles | May 10, 2007 | 7 Comments

Sun’s JavaFX is out. Now what? It’s time to figure out how well the technology comparing to others such as Flash, AJAX and Silverlight. I think AJAX is out of picture because AJAX is not visual tool at all, even though Sun hinted JavaFX is a AJAX killer. Really they are aftering Flash. There are not whole lot JavaFX demos out there. One is from javaFX site. It’s JFX recreation of Motorola’s StudioMoto web site, which is running with Flash. That’ll be very good comparing point actually. To start a JavaFX application is as easy as starting Apollo application, […] Continue Reading…

beatiful full screen Flash video

Posted by Charles | May 9, 2007 | 2 Comments

Not a joke video this time, just pure beauty. It demonstrates the flash video full screen view. Click here to watch.

Adobe Apollo apps – twitter desktop client

Posted by Charles | May 9, 2007 | Comment

Twitter is the typical startup rides the “Feature of Attention” trend. The theme here is that everyone becomes a information channel that somebody else can subscribe and be knowing what you’re up to all the time. Web stalking, in a way. Somehow from kids to adults, everyone just fall in love with twitter. Having said that, there are all kinds of tool developed for twitter too. Here is cool Adobe Apollo client from tweet-r, if you have Apollo runtime installed, you can download and run it right away from here. Of cause, you need have an account with twitter […] Continue Reading…

unreleased Apple video ads mocks Windows Vista

Posted by Charles | May 8, 2007 | Comment

Got this from youtube. It’s fun and like share with you. Anybody remember Microsoft once invested $200 mils into Apple in the 90s?

Sun’s JavaFX to take on AJAX, Flash and Silverlight

Posted by Charles | May 8, 2007 | Comment

Reported by InfoWorld, Sun will announce the java based scripting tool family called JavaFX, which will directly compete with AJAX and Microsoft Silverlight. It’s a scripting language it’s focusing on content-authoring and content creation. It’ runs from desktop to mobile device, of cause where is Java installed. It focuses on user experience (aka RIA) “It’s not procedural language..it’s much easier to user” It’ll be open soured. It’s leverages 2D API in Swing It’s java under the hood but doesn’t looks like. So far we know that JavaFX is another RIA product, a major one, competing with AJAX, Flash and Silverlight. […] Continue Reading…

About 30 Open Source Flash Projects

Posted by Charles | May 8, 2007 | 5 Comments

While Microsoft attacking back on RIA front to compete with Flash/Flex/Apollo with Silverlight, are they thinking about opensource route too? Flash is doing very well in that area. Here is a Open Source Flash site has all these great free and open Flash tools. It is this kind of healthy ecosystem that helps Adobe Flash defending well. But still, I think someone need buy Adobe eventually. Google or Yahoo (not if they do join Microsoft though)? Here are all they have so far: AFLAX – JavaScript development library for Flash. No ActionScript or compiler required. MTASC […] Continue Reading…

Here is how you eat sushi

Posted by Charles | May 7, 2007 | Comment

I know it’s not related to any of Adobe product (well, it’s a flash video), but it’s educational and fun. It teach you how to eat Sushi the real Japanese way, may be in Japan.

second life for kids – webkinz

Posted by Charles | May 7, 2007 | 12 Comments

While more and more adults seeking second life at secondlife, here is a place, webkinz, for kids too, actually, kids’ pet too. Actually, kids’ virtual pets. Well, not really, kids’ real stuffed pets’ virtual identities in virtual world. Anyway, it’s complicate for us adult but it’s very simple and natural to nowadays’ kids. Basically, here is how it works. You or your kids buy a stuffed animal. It comes with a secret code. Use that code, you get on to the webkinz site, which is developed using Adobe Flash, to adopt the pet. Once the adoption (aka, registration) is done. […] Continue Reading…


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